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Gala 2022

Pan Am Museum Foundation Fundraising Gala

Flying Down to Rio

Let’s pick up where we left off three years ago! Join us as we celebrate a Pan Am Carnival this November in camaraderie with our Pan Am family, friends, and airline enthusiasts.

Help keep the great spirit of Pan Am alive!

We kick off the gala weekend with the long planned dedication event of the Marine Air Terminal commemorating the historic relationship with Pan Am.  The dedication event will be a collaborative hosting between the Pan Am Historical Foundation and the Pan Am Museum Foundation.

Then join us on Saturday as we celebrate our annual gala themed, “Flying Down to Rio”. In a year dominated by COVID-19, our ability to “reach out and touch someone” was challenged as the lives of so many of us were touched by adversity, tragedy, and hardship. Through it all, the creativity and determination of our colleagues coupled with your continued support has helped us to ensure that the Pan Am Museum would survive.

So, come for a weekend of Pan Am nostalgia, dancing, and socializing at two great events, the dedication event and this year’s gala “Flying Down to Rio”.

Dedication begins at 7:30 p.m.
Co-Hosted by the Pan Am Historical Foundation and the the Pan Am Museum Foundation

Marine Air Terminal at La Guardia
5 Marine Terminal Road
La Guardia Airport Terminal A
Queens, New York, 11371

Flying Down to Rio Gala
6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The Pan Am Museum Foundation

Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530

Gala Tickets

Non-member - $250
Annual Member - $225*
Dedication Event - $15

*You must be an annual member to receive the “Annual Member” rate. Membership number is required. You will be billed the difference otherwise.

Ad and/or a Memorial in Gala Program

Buy Advertising and/or a Memorial in the Gala’s Program in support of the Museum


special guests

Adam Aron


Gala Keynote Speaker
Chairman & CEO of AMC Entertainment
President of the Pan Am Historical Foundation

Christine Negroni


2022 Gala Emcee
Aviation Journalist

Dorothy Kelly


2022 Gala Honoree
Veteran Pan Am Flight Attendant

Captain Beau Brant


Special Musical Guest
Award-winning Pianist and Airline Pilot

Nicole Batchelor Regne

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Special Guest DJ
Former Pan Am flight attendant and DJ to the stars!

The Aviators by Helen Jane Long

Performed by Captain Beau Brant, United Airlines

Travel and Accommodations

The Pan Am Museum is located within the Cradle of Aviation Museum and is part of Nassau County's Museum Row located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. in East Garden City, next to Nassau Community College.

Airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP)


Taxis and Transportation: Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are available at each airport and LIRR station.


Driving Directions: Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4, follow signs to Museum Row which will put you on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. to the second traffic light and turn right into the parking lot.


Public Transportation via Bus: The N16 Hempstead-Rockville Centre bus route stops almost directly in front of the Museum.


From Manhattan via LIRR: Penn Station to Mineola, Westbury or Garden City. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are available at each station.

Pan AM Museum Foundation logo
Cradle of Aviation Museum building

Complimentary Parking


  • Set GPS to Terminal A
  • Grand Central Parkway east or west bound – Exit 5, 82st
  • Enter airport from 82st
  • After entering, make left at first traffic light
  • Follow roadway to next traffic light.  Hangar 7 lot after light on right.
  • Enter lot and park.  Facing the hangar, walk toward right to end of building, left around building, then left toward Terminal A.

Special Rate

The Long Island Marriott has offered a special rate to the Pan Am Museum Foundation for the Gala Weekend. The rate is $199/night. Please book by October 19th, 2022.

If you are planning on attending the Friday, November 11th event, be sure to book accordingly.

(More details on the Friday event coming)

101 James Doolittle Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553
(516) - 794 - 3800

This hotel is ideally situated in Uniondale, New York, close to many of Nassau County’s most popular attractions.

Enjoy easy access to the LIRR, as well as Hofstra University, Nassau Coliseum and the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Pan AM Museum Foundation logo

Monday: Closed
Tues ‒ Sun: 10:00 a.m. ‒ 5:00 p.m.

Adults (13-61): $16
Children (2-12): $14
Seniors (62+): $14

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